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“Jigsaw Falling Into Place” by Radiohead

Cole discusses the song’s odd guitar tuning, chiastic structure, and a potentially very ominous hidden narrative

Thom Yorke in concert photo by Marilla Sicilia/Archivio Marilla Sicilia/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images


We continue our dissection of Radiohead’s In Rainbows with its penultimate track “Jigsaw Falling Into Place”—a song about looking for romantic connection at a bar. Among the many things discussed is the song’s odd guitar tuning, chiastic structure, and a potentially very ominous hidden narrative.

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Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna
Additional Analysis: Dr. Brad Osborn
Song Recreations: Andrew Atwood
Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler
Theme Music: Birocratic

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